Michael Uhlmann

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Michael Martin Uhlmann (born December 29, 1939)[1] is Professor of Government in the Department of Politics and Government at Claremont Graduate University and Claremont McKenna College. Prior to teaching at Claremont, Dr. Uhlmann was a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center,[2] Vice President for Public Policy Research at the Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and taught at the George Mason University Law School.


He graduated from The Hill School in 1958. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale, his law degree from the University of Virginia, and his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School.

Before embarking on an academic career, Uhlmann served as Assistant Attorney General in the Ford Administration and as special assistant to the President during Ronald Reagan’s first term in office.[3]

In 1979, Michael Uhlmann was profiled in The New York Times by Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. for his work as President of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest.[4]

Dr. Uhlmann is a frequent contributor to the Claremont Review of Books, most recently with the articles, “The Supreme Court v. the Constitution of the United States of America”, and “The Right Stuff”, a panegyric of the life, writings, and talent of William F. Buckley, Jr. Other articles written by Dr. Uhlmann have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, National Review, The American Spectator, Washington Times, Crisis, and The Human Life Review. His most recent book is Last Rights?: Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Debated. Additionally, his work The Electoral College: Proven Constitutional Pillar of Freedom includes his 1970 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee defending the propriety of the Electoral College and discussing the central role this provision serves in the constitutional structure of America.

When not in academia or serving in the executive branch, Dr. Uhlmann practiced law in the Washington office of Pepper, Hamilton, and Scheetz, where he was a partner specializing in federal antitrust,[3] administrative and environmental law.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0248/whpr19750522-011.pdf
  2. ^ "Right-to-die decisions are best settled out of court". The Buffalo News. 1997-02-23. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Michael M. Uhlmann" (PDF). Claremont Graduate University. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ Jr, A. O. Sulzberger (1979-09-30). "The Naderites of the Other Side". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Michael Uhlmann". www.fed-soc.org. Retrieved 2016-07-14.